Alice Boyle

fiddle, viola

Alice is known for her joyful fiddle style, inventive harmonies, and waltzes that make your heart sing. Formerly a professional violist, she left that musical world behind to immerse herself in the traditional styles and tunes of Old Time, Irish, Canadian, and modern contra music. While rooted in tradition, she melds tunes to fit each mood, adding creative twists and a deep sense of harmony and powerful drive. In recent years, she began writing tunes, and we now feature many of them on our CDs and when playing live. When she’s not playing fiddle, she teaches and researches birds in the tropics and the prairies and is a professor at Kansas State.